Search-and-rescue teams confirmed that eight people died in a devastating mudslide that struck the neighborhood in Washington State.
People washed out
Authorities said that 109 people were still missing or unaccounted for. But that doesn’t mean all of them were injured or killed.
The number is from a combined list of names reported missing in the wake of the landslide from various sources.
Snohomish County emergency management director John Pennington said the official death toll remains at eight with seven others injured.
The affected area includes 35 traditionally built houses, 13 manufactured homes and RVs, and a cabin, Pennington said.
The operation still continues and local officials described the scene as an area of devastation.
“Total devastation. I mean, it’s just unbelievable. It reminds me of what a tornado looks like when it’s touched the ground,” said Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary in a statement.
Search teams have worked tirelessly to recover dead bodies and find survivors.